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The Atlanta Opera presents Verdi’s La Traviata

The Atlanta Opera unveiled its production of Verdi’s “La Traviata” on March 2, and newoutpost was present for the second performance on March 5th to report on the proceedings. In opera we always hope for, but do not expect, perfection, and this Traviata was no exception. What we heard was an outstanding triumph coupled with a near disaster. Excited? Lets begin!

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A group of ladies enter a party disguised as gypsies. Photo courtesy of Jeff Roffman.

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Posted by on March 12, 2013 in Arts, Opera

 

Sarasota Opera presents Puccini’s Turandot and Bizet’s Les pecheurs de perles

February 2013. An icy nor’easter has taken over the North Eastern United States, causing millions to remain indoors in fearful hibernation. But it matters little, as newoutpost reports this bulletin from Sarasota Florida, where a balmy 85 degrees seems the norm. The purpose of our visit, of course, concerns the opening of Sarasota Opera’s Winter Festival season, beginning with the company’s debut of Puccini’s timeless Turandot in conjunction with Bizet’s rare work, Les pecheurs de perles. For the sake of keeping our business organized, we will first focus on Sarasota’s efforts towards the Puccini work, which we witnessed on two occasions.

 

Sarasota Opera production of Puccini's TURANDOT. Photo by Rod Millington and Sarasota Opera

Sarasota Opera production of Puccini’s TURANDOT. Photo by Rod Millington and Sarasota Opera

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Posted by on March 5, 2013 in Arts, Opera

 
 

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